Sewing Pattern pdf - Convertible Backpack to Tote - great purse or dance bag - Instant Download

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Converts from a functional backpack to a feminine cinched tote in under a minute!


These very easy instructions are great for those with at least basic sewing skills. It has one exterior pocket topped with elastic to keep your essential items secure yet easy to reach. There is also one large interior pocket.

The backpack is approx 15" wide x 15" tall x 4" deep. A pattern piece for the pocket is included; cutting instructions are included for the rest of the pieces, which are all easy rectangles.

1 yard focus fabric
1 yard coordinating fabric
2 1/4 yards lightweight fusible interfacing
4” of 3/4” wide elastic
2” D-ring
washable pen
1 safety pin (to pull the elastic through the casing)


Aivilo Charlotte Sewing Patterns are written in everyday English, as if a friend were telling you how to sew, with full color photos illustrating the process step-by-step. Each pattern is tested by a panel of sewists of many skill levels - to ensure the instructions are clear so you can enjoy a frustration-free sewing experience. Plus, if you have any questions while sewing, I'm always available at aivilocharlotte [!at] to help you. Check my feedback for actual customer comments on the ease of use of my patterns!


You *may* make Aivilo bags and clothing items for sale, in limited production. If selling online, I simply ask that you put "design by AiviloCharlotte Designs" in your listings. The patterns are protected by copyright, and not to be duplicated or shared in any way.

The pictures here are to show what the completed project looks like - you are purchasing sewing instructions, NOT the actual items. This pattern was designed by me for my business, AiviloCharlotte, and is protected by copyright.

Average review
Easy instructions to follow, especially for someone who hasn't attempted a backpack before.
Jan 26, 2015 by Misty Young
great patterns as always!
Jan 7, 2012 by A fellow maker
Tutorial looks simple enough to follow. I can't wait to make one! Thanks :D
May 9, 2011 by A fellow maker
Great pattern!
Apr 6, 2011 by A fellow maker

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